First Trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog Shows Off Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik

Paramount Pictures and Sega have dropped the first trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog film.

The trailer, which is posted below, offers a first look at Jim Carrey playing Dr. Robotnik, who has been called in by the U.S. Army after an energy surge knocked the power out across the Pacific Northwest.

Of course, the trailer has caused some mixed responses to be posted on social media.

“I look forward to Jim Carrey very slowly starting to resemble the classic Robotnik design throughout the movie and then look like that for about a minute total, because they’re saving it for the Sonic sequel that will never be made,” one user wrote on Twitter.

Someone else tweeted: “I hate the Sonic trailer with my life. I will be seeing it when it comes out.”

A third added: “I’m calling it now: the Sonic the Hedgehog movie will flop.”

In fact, the trailer has 19,000 likes on YouTube and 14,000 dislikes at the time of this writing.

The live-action animated movie was announced back in 2014 and had Sony Pictures and Marza Animation Planet at the helm, but it would switch hands to Paramount in 2017 after it acquired the rights from Columbia Pictures.

Directed by Jeff Fowler, the film has Ben Schwartz providing the voice-over work for Sega’s beloved mascot and also stars James Marsden, Adam Pally, Tika Sumpter and Neal McDonough.

“The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound — human — best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden),” reads the synopsis for the film.

“Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.”

Sonic the Hedgehog will hit the big screen in the U.S. on November 8.

In the meantime, don’t miss out on the Sonic the Hedgehog sale taking place at the Humble Store.